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Re: "core's rules" (was Re: heads up again: quotas)

On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 10:18:13AM -0600, David Young wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 06:10:24AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> > I've also left quotactl(8) still capable of handling the proplib XML
> > RPC bundles. It does so with its own copy of the proplib interpreter,
> > so it should continue to work indefinitely. It will be removed in a
> > few days because it violates core's rules about XML as a user
> > interface; however, if anyone wants it after that it can be retrieved
> > from the Attic or even packaged in pkgsrc.
> What are "core's rules about XML as a user interface"?  Please cite an
> authorized message from core or core minutes.

My understanding was that, after a very painful discussion, core stated
to the developers that XML was not to be used in configuration files
that users or system administrators might be reasonably expected to
hand-edit.  As you know, since you inquired I have checked this with
several other developers whose recollection seems to match mine.

That said, I do not think it is proper to quote private developer
communications here, so I won't.


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